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what is the 5.8 percent tax on $25.40

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When you see percent you automatically should place the number before over 100. So 5.8/100. In mathematically questions, 'of' means you should multiply. Therefore, 5.8/100 x $25.40 equals 1.4732.

So the tax added is $1.47

You must multiply $25.40 x  .058  =  $1.47.  Remember a percent is LESS than 1,  therefore .058  is 5.8%    You need help with representing a fraction or percentage as a multiplier factor.  UNDERSTAND the question